CPCU Society Leadership Council Announces 2022 Officers and Members

Wed, 02/02/2022 - 15:06
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CPCU Society Leadership Council Announces 2022 Officers and Members
MALVERN, Pa. – The Institutes CPCU Society has announced its new Leadership Council officers and members for 2022. Among them are the 2022 President and Chair, Christopher J. Hampshire, CPCU, CIC, ARM, succeeding Sharon A. Koches, CPCU, RPLU, AAI., on Jan. 1, 2022.
Hampshire transitions to this role from president-elect. As a vice president in Gallagher Bassett’s carrier practice, he works with property-casualty insurance carriers and leading names in the insurtech space to design effective claims handling programs. Before joining the Leadership Council in 2018, he served as the Philadelphia CPCU Society Chapter’s President in 2016 and 2017. He is also host of the CPCU Society’s podcast, “IN the Know: The CPCU Society Unscripted.”
“With the recent expansion of the Society’s membership, this is an exciting time to welcome more professionals working in the risk management and insurance industry to join us. Moving into 2022, we are determined to increase engagement with industry employers and prove the positive return on investment of their employees’ memberships,” stated Hampshire.
Brett Clausen, CPCU, CIC, MBB, MSIM, will also assume a new role on the Leadership Council, transitioning from secretary/treasurer to 2023 president-elect. He is a Lean Six Sigma and leadership development vice president for Farm Bureau Financial Services, as well as a former managing governor for the CPCU Society and governor of the Mountain States Region, past president of the Professional Experience Resource Group (PERG), a member of the National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research, and board member of the Arizona Insurance Institute.
Kevin Seward, CPCU, CSRP, AINS, AIC, LSSGB, transitions from a Leadership Council member to a new role and begins his term as secretary/treasurer in 2022. Seward is an Application Development Manager at Farm Bureau Financial Services where he leads a team of developers responsible for supporting the Claims, Membership, and Billing systems. He is a former Chapter Governor in the North Central Region and Past Chapter President of the Iowa Chapter. In addition to serving on the Leadership Council since 2019, Kevin has previously served on the Diversity Committee for the Society and the Board of Ethical Inquiry for The Institutes.
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In addition, the Leadership Council has gained five new members for 2021:
• Traci Adedeji, CPCU, CSPO, ARM, API, AID
• Ari Chester, CPCU, FLMI
• Melissa Jadin, CPCU, API, AIM, AIC-M, AIC
• Michelle Schrotter, CPCU, NDCCDP, CRM, RHU, CIC, AINS, CPIW
• Matthew Struck, CPCU, ARM-P, ARM-E, MBA
For a complete list of CPCU Society Leadership Council members for the 2022–2023 year, please visit the CPCU Society website.
The CPCU Society also wishes to express our gratitude to the following Leadership Council members, whose terms concluded in 2021:
• Carla D’Andre, MBA, CPCU, CLU, ARe
• Anthony Feinberg, CPCU, ARe, RPLU, ARM
• Donald George, MBA, CPCU, ARM, AU, AAI, AMIM, AIS
• Rita Williams-Bogar, MBA, CPCU, ChFC, AU, AINS, ARM
• Thomas Woods, MS, CPCU
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